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Super Contributor
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2
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Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

At night I like to switch off all data, so No emails, internet, BBM or anything like that.

 

So I only have SMS and calls coming thru.  Mostly for emergencies, and to save battery from 'Push'.

 

My old 8520 I could go into Data Services and it would disable it all.

 

On my Bold, it won't.  I switched them off last night, but at midnight I woke, and checked phone and saw emails had come thru - and I could browse the web!

 

I have 3G, so maybe it's to do with that, I don't know.

 

HELP!!!  PLEASE!!!

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Did you have wifi on?

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Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

I did, but then I did with my 8520.  I never turned it on.

If I switched off 'Data', it would just disable the phone checking for any data at all.

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

I'm pretty sure on the 9900 'data services' only relates to 3g, because I've always been able to use wifi with data services off.

Super Contributor
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

But data is data. What's the purpose of switching data off, if it doesn't?
New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

...I didn't make the phone, just telling you my experience! Smiley Happy

Turn wifi off too and you've solved your problem. You don't want wifi on if you're not using data anyway.
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Super Contributor
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Sorry I wasn't having a go at you.
Just that sure if you turn of Data - it turns of data.
If wi-fi is enabled, surely it should disable that too, or at least disable data being imported into the phone at all. Like the "cheaper" 8520 does.
New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Kinda agree - however when I'm abroad I have data off and wifi on, which allows me to use data via wifi, i.e. free
Super Contributor
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Yes that is a good idea, tho wtih O2, if you are on Pay As You Go, you get 10mb free per day.  So if yo udo no browsing and just eamils and BBM, it's free anyway.

Not to disrespect your answer, but surely..... SURELY if you turn off "data", it's turned off??!!!

If not, why does it turn it off on other BBs, but not on this one??

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

You probably still had your WiFi connected, and the 9900 on OS7.1, even with Data Services = Off, will still deliver data over the WiFi connection.

 

So, turn off WiFi, turn off Data Services, leave ON the Mobile network and you can still receive phone and SMS.



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